So the Bilderbergers are convening, this year in Switzerland. Long the subject of conspiracy theories, this year the conference is playing out with media attention. For once. The Bilderberg club is not just where the elite meet to eat.
If somehow you've missed the whole hubbub, here's who the Bilderbergers are (though it's Wiki, it's mostly correct):
In 2009 when the club met in Greece, security was harsh, with journalists being harassed and beaten up. But the Swiss security hosts so far seem much jollier and less like a boot on the throat:
Note the note by Lord John Hope that says, "Everyone recognised that the weakness of a democracy was that its government had to do broadly what the people wanted it to do …" Well, now, isn't that special?
Dunno about you, but the idea of a bunch of very rich, very powerful people sitting around saying things like that kinda puts my bowels in an uproar.
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